Rhodes, Asiata inactive, but Adrian Peterson set to return for Vikings
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No surprises for the Minnesota Vikings as running back Adrian Peterson is active and should start against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Kickoff is at noon CT.
Running back Matt Asiata (ankle) was also listed as questionable and is inactive. The Vikings upgraded running back Joe Banyard from the practice squad on Saturday and he should serve as the team's third running back. Toby Gerhart (hamstring) was probable and will play.
Vikings Inactives: QB J. Freeman, DE J. Trattou, RB M. Asiata, T M. Remmers, WR R. Smith, DT C. Baker, CB X. Rhodes— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) December 22, 2013
Rookie guard Jeff Baca is active despite Brandon Fusco's return to the starting lineup. Baca played three snaps as run support in last week's win over the Philadelphia Eagles and all three plays resulted in rushing touchdowns.
Quarterback Josh Freeman has been inactive for all but three games since joining the Vikings in October.
The Bengals had to deactivate starting linebacker James Harrison as he's still recovering from a concussion.